City Archives: London

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Fold-Up Bikes

There are some ideas in life that seem amazing, but turn out to be better imagined than real. For instance, it might seem like a great plan to buy a box of doughnuts and eat them all in one sitting.…
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Yellow Eyes

At the sound of my footsteps against the cold stone tiles, He stretches and reveals himself from his choice of sleeping place for the day. He rubs against my legs, spreading warmth where he touches, Even though there’s already enough…
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The Impossible Meeting

My mother was born in Surrey, while my father was born in Cornwall. On a map, they are almost complete opposites, yet they still managed to meet. At the time, my father worked in London and my mother remained working…
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Marriage

Harry brings him coffee. It’s not what he likes, but he drinks it to be polite. Harry is earlier to work than usual and he sits across the room from Tom, fidgeting and tapping out tunes with no rhythm onto…
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The Trouble with Snow

London isn’t a place that often gets snow. As a large city, it’s usually too warm to become a winter wonderland, but this year it finally happened. As usual, the city devolved into panic immediately, made worse by newspapers wondering…
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The Doctor Who Experience

A few years ago, I spent a weekend in London with friends who had booked tickets to a Doctor Who behind-the-scenes tour. For those who may not know, Doctor Who is a show about a man who travels through time…
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Moving

Life is never fun when you’re living out of boxes. The worst part about moving is sitting on the floor, staring at all the containers that you know you’ll have to sort through sooner or later. Even worse is when…
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Old London Pavement

The last stop on our European tour was England and I was able to spend some time in London with a friend to explore the finer points of the city. As a literary fanatic, London is one of the places…
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London’s Personality

When my sister was accepted into vet school in London, I was roped into helping her move, which turned out to be a great decision. Besides spending endless days shopping for last minute household items, I got to spend time…
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Platform 9 3/4

Even as a British citizen, it is fun to take a day and visit the touristy areas of London. From St Paul’s Cathedral to Buckingham Palace, there’s still time to have a great day out with friends or family, or…